Private Employer Is Helping to Solve America's Re-Entry Crisis
Emily Mooney, The Free Lance–Star
Glennisha Dennis never imagined herself interacting with a CEO. As a sales development representative for a global sales and marketing technology company, her position is far from typical for someone serving an eight-year prison sentence.
Dennis is one of about 400 women employed by Televerde while behind bars in Arizona and Indiana. The women are able to gain expertise at a technology company and master the art of closing deals, strategize with clients, and correspond with senior executives, all while serving their sentences.
Their stories demonstrate the potential of public-private partnerships to help incarcerated people find employment and maintain it upon re-entering society.